The Wilhelm Schulthess Foundation

Schulthess Klinik

Schulthess Klinik was established in 1883 and became a non-profit foundation – the Wilhelm Schulthess Foundation – in 1935. Since then, it has remained a non-profit organisation. The Board of Trustees is made up of 17 people from a variety of industries.

The Board of Trustees


Franz K. von Meyenburg*

Vice President

Hans-Georg Syz*


Konstantin von Schulthess*

President of the Working Party

Hans-Georg Syz*

Members of the Board of Trustees

Dr. iur. Beat M. Barthold*
Peter E. Bodmer
Lucius Dürr
Christian J. Engi
Prof. Dr. Detlef Günther
Hans Gut*
Dr. iur. Ursula Gut-Winterberger
Theres Lepori
Hans Ulrich Märki*
Robert Naville
René Stammbach
Christoph Theler
Dr. iur. Beat Walti
Prof. Dr. med. lic. iur. Thomas B. Zeltner


*Member of the Working Party


As the sponsor of Schulthess Klinik, the Wilhelm Schulthess Foundation has received significant contributions from numerous donors. Donations are also made to one of the existing funds. These funds help the clinic to advance scientific research and development in the interest of orthopaedic medicine. In the year under review, generous donations once again enabled the clinic to use the designated funds to make essential purchases and support further scientific training and development.

Account details for online banking

Postkonto: 80-1295-6
IBAN CH93 0900 0000 8000 1295 6

Wilhelm Schulthess-Stiftung
Lengghalde 2
CH-8008 Zurich

Donations to our foundation are tax deductible. This applies to state and municipal taxes. If donations come from companies or people obliged to manage accounts, the deduction also applies to the direct federal tax.

Supporting research

As the funding body of Schulthess Klinik, the Wilhelm Schulthess Foundation receives many contributions to support its research. This support helps the clinic to advance scientific research and development in the interest of orthopaedic medicine.

Schulthess Klinik currently receives third-party funding from the following institutions:

  • Aristrain Fonds
  • Arthrex Medizinische Instrumente GmbH
  • Bank Vontobel
  • Baugarten Stiftung
  • Coop Genossenschaft
  • European Union
  • Eurospine, the Spine Society of Europe
  • Hans-Jörg Wyss Award of AO Spine
  • Horten Zentrum, Universität Zürich
  • Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
  • Mäxi-Stiftung
  • Schweizerischer Nationalfonds SNF
  • Smith & Nephew
  • Surgical Device GmbH

In addition, various benefactors support us with considerable contributions. The Board of Trustees and Clinic Directorate would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to all benefactors.

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